General Studies (GSP) Nursing Advisement Track

The General Studies with Nursing advisement track provides a plan for pre-Nursing students who seek to establish the credits required to matriculate into the Nursing program. The full-time and part-time advisement tracks provide qualified students with an opportunity for a seamless transfer into the Nursing program.
The full-time advisement track provides students with the opportunity to complete many of the prerequisite courses in the Nursing program, while providing them with a plan to remain full-time in the following semesters by matriculating into the dual degree General Studies and Nursing programs. Those students with the dual degree who choose to transfer to a baccalaureate program will have completed substantial credits toward that degree.
Choosing the part-time advisement track gives students a plan to complete General Education and other course requirements for admission into the Nursing program while providing them with a solid base for matriculating into other programs should they choose to do so.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will:
• Be able to take the national licensing exam for nurses OR
• Be prepared to transfer to four-year colleges and universities in a variety of majors
• Be prepared to enter the workforce immediately after graduation for positions requiring knowledge and skills acquired in courses selected as electives.

 

FULL-TIME

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 101 Composition I 3
BHS 103 Social Problems in Today's World 3
BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
GSS 100 General Studies Introductory Seminar 1
PSY 111 Psychological Principles 3
TOTAL   14

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 102 Composition II 3
BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
HIS 104, HIS 108, GOV 121 3
PSY 203 Developmental Psychology 3
Elective (a)   3
TOTAL   16

Students who wish to matriculate into the Nursing program and who have successfully completed all of the above courses with a GPA of at 3.00 with at least a C in BIO131 and BIO132, will be allowed to take the TEAS test. Eligibility to matriculate in the Nursing program is contingent upon a TEAS score of “Proficient” on each of the 4 TEAS Assessments. Students should refer to the Nursing Handbook for a complete description of criteria for acceptance into the Nursing Program. Students who choose to be matriculated into both Nursing and the General Studies Program would follow the course outline that follows.

 

Third Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
Elective (a)   3
BIO 212 Microbiology 4
NUR 105 Nursing Science I 6
NUR 107 Survey of Professional Nursing 1
TOTAL   14

Fourth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
NUR 112 Nursing Science II  8
MAT 118 Statistics 3
Elective (a)   3
TOTAL   14

Fifth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
NUR 213 Nursing Science III  8
NUR 215 (b) Parent-Child Nursing 3
Elective (a)   3
TOTAL   14

Sixth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
NUR 204 Professional Issues in Nursing 1
NUR 216 Nursing Science IV 4
NUR 218 Nursing Synthesis 2
WFE 101 Lifetime Wellness and Fitness 3
Free Elective   3
TOTAL   13
   Dual GSP/Nursing Degree Total Credits 85

 

a. These courses must be selected so as to satisfy all of the following requirements: At least one course from each of the 10 SUNY General Education Appendices. Students may not use ENG 102 to satisfy the Humanities requirement. A minimum of two science courses from Appendix B. Students are strongly urged to take CHE 111 or CHE 121. A minimum of two 200-level science courses are required. A 200-level English course is highly recommended.

b. NUR 215 Parent-Child Nursing may also be taken in the sixth semester.

 

PART-TIME

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 101 Composition I 3
BHS 103 Social Problems in Today's World 3
BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
GSS 100 General Studies Introductory Seminar 1
PSY 111 Psychological Principles 3
TOTAL   14

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 102 Composition II 3
BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
HIS 104, HIS 108, GOV 121 3
PSY 203 Developmental Psychology 3
WFE 101 Lifetime Wellness and Fitness 3
TOTAL   16

Students who wish to matriculate into the Nursing program and who have successfully completed all of the above courses with a GPA of at 3.00 with at least a C in BIO131 and BIO132, will be allowed to take the TEAS test. Eligibility to matriculate in the Nursing program is contingent upon a TEAS score of “Proficient” on each of the 4 TEAS Assessments. Students should refer to the Nursing Handbook for a complete description of criteria for acceptance into the Nursing Program. Students may choose to matriculate into Nursing, which will require several semesters of part-time study. See below.

 

Third Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
BIO 212 Microbiology 4
NUR 105 Nursing Science I 6
NUR 107 Survey of Professional Nursing 1
TOTAL   11

Fourth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
NUR 112 Nursing Science II  8
TOTAL   8

Fifth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
Free Elective   3
TOTAL   3

Sixth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
NUR 213 Nursing Science III 8
NUR 215 Parent-Child Nursing 3
TOTAL   11

Seventh Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
NUR 204 Professional Issues in Nursing 1
NUR 216 Nursing Science IV 4
NUR 218 Nursing Synthesis 2
TOTAL   7
  Nursing Program Total 70

 

a. These courses must be selected so as to satisfy all of the following requirements: At least one course from each of the 10 SUNY General Education Appendices. Students may not use ENG 102 to satisfy the Humanities requirement. A minimum of two science courses from Appendix B. Students are strongly urged to take CHE 111 or CHE 121. A minimum of two 200-level science courses are required. A 200-level English course is highly recommended.

b. NUR 215 Parent-Child Nursing may also be taken in the sixth semester.